Saturday, October 16, 2010

INSOFAR Team Tournament Kick Off!

The 2010 INSOFAR Annual Team tournament kick off last night at the Kompleks PKNS Shah Alam. This tournament is limited to four teams only and the teams which participate is - 17 Chess Club (defending champion), Passion & Glory, Nusa Mahkota Chess Club and Passed Pawn.

This is a double round robin tournament with 25 minutes rapid time control . The tournament is scheduled for every alternate Friday starting from 15th October 2010. Each round starts at 9 PM.

The main attraction in this tournament is the attractive prizes money. Thanks to sponsors - HBM Group of Companies (Shah Alam), Az-Zahrah Private Hospital (Bandar Baru Bangi), Ibsul Holding Sdn Bhd (Shah Alam), the 1st prize is RM 2,000 followed by RM 1,000 for 2nd and RM 600 for the 3rd placing!

Kudos to the organiser Mr.Mat Zaki Yeop from INSOFAR for organizing this tournament.

This tournament apply a unique rules.The team line-up can be change in any round and the players need not be line up according to strength (rating). However the line up must be submitted to the organizer at least 30 minutes before each round.

Round 1 Result

Passed Pawn vs Passion & Glory : 0.5-3.5

Board 1: Mat Zaki Yeop vs Abdullah Che Hasan : 0-1

Board 2: Firdaus vs Nik Ahmad Farouqi : 0-1

Board 3: Taufik vs Najib Abdul Wahab : 1/2 - 1/2

Board 4: Raja Haiza vs Hanafi : 0-1

17 Chess Club vs Nusa Mahkota Chess Club : 1.5 - 2.5

Board 1: Kamaluddin Yusof vs Rizal Ahmad Kamal : 1-0

Board 2: Mohamed Ismail (Max) vs Hairul Abdul Hamid (Hairulov) : 0-1

Board 3: Syed Abdul Rahman Mohamed vs Shamsol Bahrin Patahol Rahman : 0.5 - 0.5

Board 4: Abdul Salam Maamur vs Razali Hamzah (Ng6) : 0-1

Standing after round 1 (game points)

1. Passion & Glory 2 - 3.5 points

2. Nusa Mahkota Chess Club - 2.5 points

3. 17 Chess Club - 1.5 points

4. Passed Pawn - 0.5 points

Schedule and pairings for the remaining rounds.

Round 2 ( 29th October 2010)

Passion & Glory vs 17 Chess Club

Nusa Mahkota Chess Club vs Passed Pawn

Round 3 ( 12th November 2010)

Nusa Mahkota Chess Club vs Passion & Glory

Passed Pawn vs 17 Chess Club

Round 4 ( 26th November 2010)

Passion & Glory vs Passed Pawn

Nusa Mahkota Chess Club vs 17 Chess Club

Round 5 ( 10th December 2010)

17 Chess Club vs Passion & Glory

Passed Pawn vs Nusa Mahkota Chess Club

Round 6 ( 24th December 2010)

Passion & Glory vs Nusa Mahkota Chess Club

17 Chess Club vs Passed Pawn

(Sorry for the low quality of the photos. The photos is shot with my mobile phone camera.Next time i will used my digital camera with better pixels!)

Venue: HBM Professional Training centre 03-36,3rd, Kompleks PKNS, Shah Alam

Organizer - Mat Zaki Yeop brief the players before round 1 start

Passion & Glory (left) vs Passed Pawn (right)

Far behind is a derby clash between two chess club - 17 vs Nusa Mahkota!

Razali (Ng6) from Nusa Mahkota Chess Club beat Abdul Salam Maamur (right) from 17 Chess Club

Mat Zaki Yeop (INSOFAR) the tournament organizer

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